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To see if the LetsGetChecked Female Hormone Test ($139; ships free) could really give us helpful, reliable info about our health. (think: hormonal imbalances that can affect fertility status, thyroid function, stress levels, menstrual cycles, and more) — fast. PS: Use code SKIMMWELL for 25% off.
Straight A’s in…
Expert availability. From collecting the sample to receiving the results, the LetsGetChecked clinical team was there every step of the way. They provided a phone number to call if we had questions or needed anything during the process, as well as check-in and support via web and text.
Results. As promised, we received our results three days after sending our sample in (they said we’d have ‘em in two to five). The results portal was super user-friendly. After logging on with our own secure username and password, we easily navigated to the lab results section. Under each hormone that was tested, there was an overview tab, which simplified the full medical lab results into top-line essential info. It also explained what it meant for our overall health. We had the option to download the full report and get treatment from their online pharmacy if needed.
Communication. We got text message reminders when it was time to take the test (based on a date we chose), when our results arrived at the lab, and when they were ready to view. We could also schedule time to discuss our results with their virtual team of clinicians.
How to prep…
Read all the instructions. The box comes with a clear set of instructions, including a recommended time of day to take your test so you get the most accurate results. Go through them all before you begin collecting your sample, so there are no surprises.
Grab a friend. Since you’ll be taking your own sample, you might wanna tap a friend to play assistant. Psst…encourage them to order their own kit so you can do it together.
Clear your area. We suggest taking your sample in a clean, open space. Your kitchen table could be a good spot.
Avoid fingers with jewelry. Or remove your rings. We found that it was easiest to collect the blood sample from a finger without a ring on it.
Plays well with…
Anyone 18+ who is serious about investigating their hormonal health or fertility status.
Someone who is experiencing symptoms that could signal hormonal issues or imbalances (hint: irregular periods, sudden weight gain/loss), planning to start a family, or thinking about starting one down the line.
Gets extra credit for…
The ease of registering your kit online.
Coming with a prepaid shipping label. Free postage? In this economy?? Score.
Easy drop-off at any UPS store or UPS drop-off location.
How we did our homework…
One Skimm HQ’r tested the Female Hormone Test from start to finish. She received the test in the mail and opened the package to find everything she needed — including detailed instructions — inside. She registered her test online, collected her sample at the recommended time, and sent it off using the prepaid shipping label. She received text updates when her sample arrived at the lab and when the results were ready. Then she signed onto the secure results portal and received essential info about her test results. All while keeping track of how easy and speedy the process was.
Don’t forget to activate your kit once you receive it.
Blood samples must be collected before 10 am on a weekday between days three and seven of your menstrual cycle, then returned on the same day. It takes a bit of prep, so make sure you plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time.
You can pay with an FSA or HSA card.
They’ve got 30+ other tests for vitamin, nutrient, cholesterol, and cortisol levels, just to name a few.
For 25% off, use code SKIMMWELL.
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